Judging from your comments, the warnings Kodak and Fuji have on their
websites and Jack Phipps' nightmare with taking film on board, I believe I
will buy and process film in Europe because I'm there long enough.
On a tangent, here's some info from Kodak's web site about mailing film
http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/aboutKodak/sanitize.shtml which appears to
be safe. Interestingly Fuji states that mailing film via the USPS may be
worse than x-ray scanning film at the airport.
Thank you for the tips everyone.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Hersch Nitikman
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: X-ray scanners/etc
No, the lead lined bags are not good enough any longer for checked luggage.
Many airports (and they won't say which) are now equipped with much more
powerful X-Rays than they used to use. They WILL damage film, especially
high speed film.
Original Message -----
From: "Jack Phipps" <JPhipps@asf.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 10:40 AM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: X-ray scanners/etc
| I just got back from NYC in early November. They would not let me have my
film hand inspected. I begged, pleaded and threatened. The only time I could
get it hand inspected was at La Guardia. I had about 15 rolls out of boxes
in a zip lock. The took each canister out and swabbed it, about 1-2 minutes
for each. Thirty minutes later, I left with my film. My film went through
three different x-ray machines. When I changed planes in Kansas City, I had
to go through security again.